2021 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival kicked off their opening night with its first-ever outdoor gala with Cinespia at Hollywood Forever with a screening of Amazon Prime Video’s Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – a big-screen adaptation of the smash hit, award-winning West End musical.

The outdoor premiere featured special appearances by Everybody’s Talking About Jamie film talent including Max Harwood, Lauren Patel, Bianca Del Rio, and director Jonathan Butterell. Other notable celebrities came out to support Outfest and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie including Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross (Ashlee+Evan), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), Addison Rose Vincent (Influencer), August Getty (Fashion Designer), Brandon Jackson (Tropic Thunder), Cameron Esposito (Take My Wife), Carter Ray (The Change Up), Garrett Clayton (Teen Beach Movie), Jacob Sartorius (Singer), Jeffrey Bowyer Chapman (UnREAL), Kevin McHale (Glee), Kyle Krieger (Influencer),  Lilia Buckingham (Dirt), Mary Mouser (Cobra Kai), Ronen Rubinstein (9-1-1: Lone Star), Sherry Cola (Good Trouble), and Vas J Morgan (Only Way is Essex).

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 13: Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson attend Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival’s opening night gala presents “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” At Cinespia’s Hollywood Forever on August 13, 2021, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

Outfest will conclude on August 22nd, 2021. For tickets, a full festival lineup, and more information, please visit outfestla2021.com.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be released globally on Amazon Prime Video on September 17, 2021 

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 13: Executive Director of Outfest Damien S. Navarro speaks at Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival’s opening night gala presents “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” At Cinespia’s Hollywood Forever on August 13, 2021, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

 ABOUT OUTFEST

Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the world’s leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. For nearly four decades, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers, and protected more than 40,000 LGBT films and videos. Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival is ten days of world-class films, panels, and parties. For tickets, a full festival lineup, and more information, please visit outfestla2021.com

The 2021 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is proudly presented by WarnerMedia, a partnership that has spanned over 20 years. Automotive Sponsor is Hyundai. Grand Sponsors are Amazon Studios and IMDb. Premiere Sponsors include AARP, Directors Guild of America, Gilead, KCRW, LA Times, NBCUniversal, Rainbow Media, Showtime, The Fight Magazine, and Variety.

ABOUT EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

Inspired by true events, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the film adaptation of the award-winning hit musical from London’s West End, about Jamie New (newcomer Max Harwood), a teenager in a blue-collar English town with a dream of life on stage. While his classmates plan their livelihoods after graduation, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition as a fierce and proud drag queen. His best friend Pritti (Lauren Patel) and his loving mom (Sarah Lancashire) shower him with endless support while local drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant) mentors him toward his debut stage performance. But it’s not all rainbows for Jamie as his unsupportive dad (Ralph Ineson), an uninspired career advisor (Sharon Horgan), and some ignorant school kids attempt to rain on his sensational aspirations. In rousing and colorful musical numbers, Jamie and his community inspire one another to be more accepting and to see the value in facing adversity stepping out of the darkness into the spotlight. The film will be released globally on Amazon Prime Video on September 17, 2021 

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